Morning at the Tower with Crown Jewels & Thames River Cruise

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Access the Tower of London in the morning to immerse yourself in its rich history without the crowds. Come up close with the Crown Jewels and see London by water on a Thames river cruise.

Highlights

  • Gaze at the interior of the historic Tower of London with a morning visit
  • Enjoy the unique chance to see the Crown Jewels without the usual crowds
  • Uncover the history of the Tower with commentary from an expert guide
  • Discover the meaning behind the iconic ravens kept inside the Tower
  • Board a cruise on the River Thames and discover London from the water

Description

Your tour begins outside the Tower, where your expert guide will give you the context needed to understand the significance the site holds—not only in the pages of history, but its continued relevance today. Once the doors open, you'll step inside this historic building, with your guide bringing you directly to the Jewel House. Armed with the knowledge that makes these gemstones so important, feast your eyes on the 23,000 gemstones contained within the Crown Jewels. Afterwards, your guide will lead you out onto the castle ramparts. Take in the gorgeous view of the Thames before exploring the personal chambers of past kings and discovering the intriguing stories of betrayal and power behind the Traitor’s Gate and the Bloody Tower. You’ll also discover why a superstition holds that ravens be kept within the Tower at all times. Retracing the paths of former prisoners of the Tower, you’ll step into the Torture Tower where you’ll discover the methods used to extract confessions and the exact spots where famous characters in history spent their final days. Your last stop on the tour will be the White Tower. Here you’ll see the armory and discover the function behind specific pieces of armor and how they changed throughout the centuries. After parting ways from your guide, you’ll be free to explore further on your own, equipped with the complete story of the Tower and its importance as a symbol of royal, state and historic power. You’ll also receive a flexible one-way boat pass for a London sightseeing river cruise to be used on any day and from any pier.

Includes

Entrance to the Tower of London Flexible one-way London river cruise pass Certified Blue Badge guide Walking tour

Important Information

  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair accessible/mobility friendly. Those with wheelchairs and mobility issues should contact us so we can arrange your visit.
  • Sites on this tour are subject to occasional closures. If modifications are needed and time permits, we will reach out to you prior to your tour. For last-minute closures, modifications may be communicated at the tour start time.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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